A smooth and aromatic red wine flavours of black fruits and raspberry
Wine Colour Red
Tasting Notes This Merlot begins with a nose of enticing plum and blackberry jam aromas layered with hints of vanilla and crème brûlée. This wine is a great complement to grilled meats, spicy pasta dishes and a variety of cheeses.
Storage Instructions This wine is ideal for drinking now but can be kept for up to 1 year
Country of Origin United States
Grape Variety Merlot
Producer Gallo Family Vineyards
Winemaker Cal Dennison
Vinification The grapes for Gallo Family Vineyards Merlot were harvested at optimum ripeness, which allowed for easy extraction of rich colour and velvety tannins. The winemaker selected aromatic yeast strains and employed a warm fermentation process, which has resulted in a wine with more flavour and fruitier aromatics.
History Gallo Family Vineyards is a family owned company founded in 1933 by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo. Gallo combines four generations of winemaking expertise from the world’s largest family owned winery to always bring you great‐tasting wine. If you love wine you’ll love Gallo, for all your wine moments. When it’s time for wine, say Hello to Gallo.
Regional Information The 2016 growing season saw its 1st wet winter in 4 years. Thanks to the extreme El Niño weather pattern, the grapes received just above normal rainfall for the season. A relatively warm, wet spring contributed to an early budbreak and quick early growth from the vines. The overall growing season saw many extended heat spikes. These spikes slowed the maturity of the reds giving them more hang time, which resulted in outstanding fruit flavour development and increased colour.
9.8 UK Units per bottle
UK Chief Medical Officers recommend adults do not regularly exceed
Men 3-4 units a day
Women 2-3 units a day